Kaluga Oblast

A January view of Borovsk and its central church

Kaluga Oblast is a region in Central Russia, which borders Bryansk Oblast to the southwest, Smolensk Oblast to the northwest, Moscow Oblast to the northeast, Tula Oblast to the east, and Oryol Oblast to the southeast.


Other destinations


Sometimes considered a sort of auxiliary destination on the Golden Ring circuit, Kaluga Oblast is probably the most rewarding tourist destination west of Moscow for its many prominent and beautiful monasteries and cathedrals.


Especially outside of the main city, Kaluga, travelers will need to rely on some knowledge of Russian or hire a guide.

Get in

Kaluga is an easy 2.5 hour train ride from Moscow, costing only about 10$.

Go next

Kaluga Oblast is en route from Central Russia's hub, Moscow, to Bryansk Oblast and is also a possible last destination in Russia for travelers going on to Belarus.

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